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The Four Seasons by Laurel Corona
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Mar 23, 09


I read this book in two days - a pretty good measurement of how much I enjoyed this book!

As a music major, I spent some time studying Vivaldi. I knew he was nicknamed the Red Priest (due to his fiery red hair), he wasn't the most chaste priest, he was a violin virtuoso and wrote some extraoridnarily beautiful and intense music. I knew he worked and wrote music for an Venetian orphanage for girls - but this book describes Vivaldi's Venice in such an interestingly detailed way.

Corona tells the story of two sisters who grow up in the Ospidale della Pieta (the orphanage where Vivialdi worked). I thought it was such an intriguing choice - to tell the story (though the author took many liberties with her imagination and twisted some facts)surrounding the orphans' lives. And the detail of Venetian traditions and protocol of the time was very interesting. I also enjoyed Corona's description of Vivaldi's music.
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message 3: by Ludene (new)

Ludene I bought it!! It was my present to myself after you told me about it - so THANKS, KAREN! I think i will read it on the plane to Hawaii...wanta go and we can have a book club talk on the BEACH! Or, we can talk in your backyard while I hold little Lacey...


Karen I hope you like the book! I wish I could go to Hawaii with you. I dream about it all the time. We will definately talk while you hold little Lacey/Carissa/Ellie/Carly/...?????


message 1: by Ludene (new)

Ludene TY JUST CALLED...MOVING BACK TO HI NEXT MONTH - WHAT A SURPRISE! CHECK TODAYS DATE...


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